Bass overpowers everything, no way to adjust, muddy
If you like music of any subtlety, or anything other than monotonous edm, avoid. The reviews say grand. But all it has going for it is bass. Muddy and awful.
Purchased in June 2020 for $190.00.
No after market service
I have 3yo JBL Charge 3. Suddenly it stop charging. Contacted their Service Centre to find out where I can go to the get it repaired. I was advised no repair service available. Effectively once the warranty period is expired & if you have an issue just throw it out. The speakers aren't cheap, too expensive to replace every couple of years especially when only used occasionally.
Disappointing gone off JBL!
Purchased in December 2017 at JB Hi-Fi Online Store for $250.00.
Solid portable speaker Punchy sound
Solid little unit. The sound is great. Doesn’t rattle or sound bad at higher volume like my last portable Bluetooth speaker. I find it sounds great for music. Very punchy, good bass for such a small unit. I don’t enjoy so much for listening to pod casts. I find it lacks a clarity when listening to voices and prefer to use my old TDK unit for that.
Purchased in September 2020 at Harvey Norman Big Buys for $180.00.
a great lifesaver for music with superb portability
100% recommend this product! It is a good speaker that fills a very specific niche and a long battery span!. Resolution is good, but not great, which is expected for a waterproof and portable speaker in this price range. Overall, a decent device for the price!
Good but needs a microphone
This pumps out good sound. I already had the Flip 4 and wanted to be able to create that stereo sound effect and also be able to have them set up in different rooms so I can walk around the house and still enjoy good music quality. This does have even better sound and battery life than the Flip 4, however it is missing a microphone. The Flip 4 has a microphone and it is great when you are listening to music and receive a phone call and can simply answer it using the speaker. The Charge 4 does not have this capability unfortunately. I didn't realise that before purchasing it. Had i realised, I would have just got a second Flip 4...
Purchased at Harvey Norman for $99.00.
Very impressed by the sound quality. Very loud and crisp sound with great base. Also great battery life. Definitely worth the Monday. Got bose first but not Happy with the sound.
Purchased in March 2020 at Harvey Norman for $200.00.
After a couple of years wouldn't turn on. Sound was good when it worked but why should it die so early? Really not worth the outlay if it has no staying power.
Great sound but wouldn't work
We borrowed a Charge 4 and found the sound to be awesome!
However, I've since bought and returned 3 JBL Charge products in the last 2 months. They all had some sort of fault with the side bass radiators not working on the 1st one, to not charging (the 2nd) or not turning on at all once charged (the 3rd).
Very disappointed. Will go for another brand and hope they are more reliable.
Purchased in November 2019 at Myer for $179.00.
Wireless speaker, compact and durable, excellent sound quality..
Decided to buy JBL charge 3 and the time making purchase changed my mind to pick Charge 4. No regret for this purchase.
Here few pros and cons from my personal usage experience:
- Easily able to connect without trouble
- Phone inside house and speaker in backyard, no trouble with streaming music
- Perfect for outdoor (dust and water)
- Charge last longer, event use as power bank
- Charging cable quality is not great...
Purchased in June 2019 at Myer Online Store.
best speaker ever suck on ue boom
i got a JBL charge 4 a month a go and i use it nilly every day sound 1000 star rating go get one it is so good and you wont reget it
Purchased in June 2019 at harvynorman for $199.00.
JBL Charge 4
Bought this from the good guys.
Loud sound, decent weight, it states it will last 20 hours of play after a full charge. I haven't tested it for 20 hours yet, but will during my holidays which is what I bought it for.
The bluetooth connection was solid after pairing my phone with it.
I didn't hear any glitches, skipping after the speaker was connected. It can potentially be the little speaker which starts a party overseas, at get togethers, family gatherings, etc. Product was worth the money.
Purchased in June 2019 at The Good Guys for $115.00.
Hands down, the best Bluetooth speaker of 2019
I bought this 2 weeks ago and it is the best item I have purchased from JB Hi-Fi. This 2 in 1 Bluetooth speaker is an absolute beast. Here is my full review on the black beauty AKA JBL Charge 4.
The Charge 4 can go up to 20 hours of playtime. That’s insane. It also has the IPX7 waterproof rating which allows it to be immersed in water for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter and it functions as a power bank so you never have to worry about your phone dying in the middle of your song. First PRO would be the sound performance was just mind blow...
Purchased in June 2019 for $149.00.
Questions & Answers
Can it play radio as well??
No, not on its own. Only through a blu tooth connection, eg digital radio paired through your phone or iPad etc
Anyone else on this forum experiencing unusually long charge times for this item? I’d plug it in, go to bed and when I wake up it’s not yet fully charged. Barely seems to progress through the charging lights to full charge. In 8 hours it’s not gone from 2-3 then 3-4 lights...
My JBL charge 4 was just bought and I used it for the first time today. But the sound glitches and sometimes starts to play the songs faster. Someone help. I just bought it
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|Connectivity Options||3.5mm Jack (AUX) and Bluetooth|
|Features||Multiple Speaker Pairing, Speakerphone and Water Resistant|
|Battery Life||20 hours|
|Charging Time||5.5 hours|
|Battery Size||7,500 mAh|
|Dimensions||220 x 95 x 93 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black, Blue, Gold, Green, Grey, Pink, Red|
- GTIN12: 050036347662, 050036347679, 050036347693, 050036353410 and 811138038700
- GTIN14: 06925281940019, 06925281940057 and 06925281940071
- MPN: 4306336, 4306337, 4312521, JBL00046, JBL00047, JBL00048, JBL00103, JBL00104, JBL00105, JBLCHARGE4BLK, JBLCHARGE4BLU and JBLCHARGE4PINK
- GTIN13: 6925281939990, 6925281940002, 6925281940019, 6925281940057 and 6925281940071
- Charge 4 Portable BT Speaker Pink
- Charge 4 Portable BT Speaker Black
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- JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker With Power Bank
- JBL - Charge 4 Black - Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- JBL - Charge 4 Blue - Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- JBL - Charge 4 Pink - Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker With Power Bank
- JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth Speaker - Red
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